WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration intends to develop a "state of the art" missile defense system to protect against attacks from Iran and North Korea, the White House said in a policy position posted on its website on Friday. The statement, posted on the White House website within
Under the gaze of a life-sized cardboard figure of Donald Trump, some 200 of his supporters gathered at an exclusive club near the Ritz hotel in London to celebrate Friday's inauguration of America's 45th president. Bunches of red, white and blue balloons, some of them star-shaped, adorned the
BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's army chief General Ousman Badjie told Reuters on Friday that he recognized new President Adama Barrow as the new commander-and-chief and would not fight a regional force poised to depose Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down. "We are going to welcome them with
President Obama continued his record-breaking run of commutations to reformed drug criminals right up to his last hours in the White House, granting clemency to 330 federal prisoners on Thursday. As staffers moved down the White House halls, packing Mr. Obama’s remaining belongings into boxes, the president
This past fall, an investment firm rattled the health care industry with unsubstantiated claims of multiple software vulnerabilities in internet-connected pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators.
Having done everything from man the first cruise of the supercarrier USS America to stock shelves at Walmart, Raymond “Skip” Dempsey has now had to get used to another life accomplishment: Republican kingmaker. As Donald Trump, the man Mr. Dempsey helped lift to the White House, takes his presidential
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California environmental officials released an ambitious plan on Friday that seeks to cut the state's output of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The California Air Resources Board proposal includes an extension of the state&
Francis offered his "cordial good wishes" and hoped Trump would be granted "wisdom and strength in the exercise" of his office. "At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanitarian crises demanding farsighted and united political responses, I pray that your decisions
Austrian armed commandos arrested Friday a man suspected of planning a "terrorist" attack in Vienna, police said, with authorities deploying additional officers and warning the public to be vigilant. "In recent days indications have grown of an actual suspect planning a supposed act of
The administration of President Donald Trump is committed to eliminating former President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan and other environmental initiatives, according to the recently updated White House website. "President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies
Mexico's president on Friday congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as U.S. president, saying he would see to strengthen ties, but cautioning that the sovereignty, national interest and protection of Mexicans would be paramount. President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Twitter he would seek
Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - Ghana coach Avram Grant has called for Africa Cup of Nations organisers to allow teams to replace players who have suffered injuries because of the state of the pitches in Gabon. The Black Stars have lost left-back Abdul Rahman Baba to a serious knee injury suffered in the
Canada's government, eager to sidestep potentially protectionist U.S. policies, said on Friday it was confident that new President Donald Trump would see that working closely with Canada benefited both nations' economies. Trump - who is committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end "American carnage" of social and economic woes in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry. Sketching a bleak vision of a country
ISTANBUL (AP) — A light anti-armor weapon was fired Friday in Istanbul and hit the outer garden wall of the city's main police station, the city's governor said.
NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Inmates wielding knives, machetes and cell phones held their ground Friday at a prison in northeast Brazil where 26 were recently killed.
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):
MOSCOW (AP) — Champagne corks popped Friday in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries.
A woman and four children were pulled Friday from the ruins of an Italian hotel and five other survivors were found, two days after the building was buried under an avalanche. The rescues mean all four children known to have been in the Rigopiano hotel when it was hit by a wall of snow on Wednesday
Austrian police arrested a man on Friday suspected of planning a bomb attack in Vienna, a police spokesman said. The man was arrested in a Vienna apartment by special forces at around 1700 GMT, he said, adding that foreign intelligence services had warned Austrian authorities about a possible attack
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took to Twitter on Saturday to congratulate U.S. President Donald Trump on his inauguration in a move likely to draw objections from China, already angry with a protocol-breaking phone call a month ago between the two leaders. Democracy is what ties Taiwan and the US
Stocks are modestly higher in afternoon trading Friday following Donald Trump's swearing in as the 45th president of the United States. Phone companies, real estate and materials stocks were among the biggest gainers. Health care and industrial companies lagged the broader market. Investors were